SQL icon baseWhen you need select Min or Max value from table with one column, it's easy SQL task. A little harder is same request when you want to find minimum value and maximum value associated with column from minimal value row. For example, let's say we want see Customer with his minimum sales order plus amount value of this order and compare it to maximum value from any other order made with this customer.

SQL icon baseAre you trying convert float to numeric and you get "Arithmetic overflow error converting float to data type numeric" error? This could happen even if all was working before and now it fails. The reason should be in precision and scales settings.

SQL icon baseWhen you alter view or stored procedure and you realize, previous version wasn't saved and you need it. Or you want recover SQL script immediately after management studio crash and you were lucky, that you run it at least once. There is a nice tricky way how do to it by SQL script without any 3rd party enhancement. 

SQL icon baseSometimes it can happen, that you compare two strings, which looks exactly sames, but they are processed as not equal. Also when you use SELECT DISTINCT and still there are rows that looks same, like DISTINCT is not working. Dimensional attribute in OLAP can return errors for duplicities even you used DISTINCT for dimension. This is the right time to search invisible/hidden characters in string.  RTrim and LTrim function not stripping whitespace.

SQL icon baseIf you need calculate week number from date, you can use DATEPART with parameter ISO_WEEK. Unfortunately there is nothing like ISO YEAR parameter. In case you need to show YearWeek value in some report you have to take care about correct value manually.